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July 14, 2010

Intel posts best ever quarterly results

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Technology giant Intel released its second quarter results Tuesday, which were the best in the 42 years of the company’s existence. The stronger than anticipated results boosted the company’s share price, along with those of other technology firms.

Intel’s revenues over the quarter up to 26 June were $10.8 billion, with net profit at $2.9 billion. In the same quarter last year, the company made a loss of $398 million. Its gross margin rose to 67%, higher than the forecast of 64.1%. The results were better than forecast by either Intel or outside analysts.

The company, which makes processors for around 80 percent of the world’s personal computers, is thought to have benefited from an increase in demand for electronics as the world economy moves out of recession.

“Strong demand from corporate customers for our most advanced microprocessors helped Intel to achieve the best quarter in the company’s 42-year history”, said chief executive Paul Otellini.

Intel shares rose by 8% following the results. Shares in rival processor manufacturer AMD also rose by 5.5%, with other technology firms seeing similar rises. The Dow Jones index closed at 10,363.02 points, an increase of 146.75.



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May 28, 2010

Foxconn under pressure after tenth employee suicide this year

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Foxconn under pressure after tenth employee suicide this year

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Taiwan electronics giant Foxconn has moved to repair its reputation after the suicide of a tenth employee this year, two others having survived attempted suicides.

Shenzen in southern China’s Guangdong province, (north of Hong Kong).
Image: Fanghong.

The latest death came on the same day as Terry Gou, Chairman of Foxconn’s parent Hon Hai Precision, opened the Shenzen production facility to the media for the first time. In the face of accusations that he ran a modern day sweatshop, he showed off employee recreation facilities. Gou, bowing as an expression of regret, promised to work to prevent such tragedies occurring again.

Although not a household name, Foxconn is the largest producer of electronics components and badge engineered electronics products in the world, manufacturing products for companies like , , and .

An electronics factory in China
Image: Steve Jurvetson.

Investigations of working conditions are underway. “Apple is deeply committed to ensuring that conditions throughout our supply chain are safe and workers are treated with respect and dignity,” said Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesperson. Allen Pu of Fubon Securities said: “Hon Hai needs to resolve the issue because the situation is also negative for Apple and HP. Clients may reallocate some orders to other manufacturers.”

Labor activists have criticised conditions at Foxconn’s factories as “military-style”, with workers working long shifts and not being able to speak to each other. However, Foxconn claims that the suicides were mostly the result of relationship problems unrelated to its own management style, and it argues that for a work force so large the number of suicides is small.



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October 20, 2008

2008 Intel Developer Forum Taiwan kicks off for new innovations

Monday, October 20, 2008

Opening Keynote Demonstration by Anand Chandrasekher.Image: Rico Shen.

Opening Keynote Demonstration by Anand Chandrasekher.
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2008 Intel Developer Forum today entered Taipei International Convention Center for Taiwan Stage. Not only Nehalem technology, some feature technologies – PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, WiMAX, solid-state storage devices, and Netbook solutions were also showcased and discussed during the Forum.

Anand Chandrasekher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ultra Mobility Group from Intel, analyzed the utilization of computer in the world during the opening keynote. “Internet connectivity evidently play a great role in our life since informative competitiveness, Internet & computer utilizations from Asian countries including China and Taiwan were grown up rapidly,” Chandrasekher commented. Afterward, he demonstrated mobile devices with “Moorestown” technology.

In the upcoming keynote for “Nehalem” mainly promoted by Intel, Kirk B. Skaugen (Vice President, Digital Enterprise Group General Manager, Server Platforms Group of Intel) and Stephen S. Pawlowski (Intel Senior Fellow) both described opportunities and advantages of “Nehalem” for enterprise solutions. At first, Skaugen briefed new technology standards on storage devices, network express cards, and DRAM modules. “AS transmission rates grew up, solid-state disks will progressively replace ATA hard disks on servers for more multimedia loads and bandwidths,” Skaugen stated.

“The ‘Nehalem’ processor will be shipped with varied types for different usages including home entertainment, power-efficiency, high-definition AV coding in the future.” Besides of Pawlowski’s quotes above, he also expressed key features of “Nehalem” on x64 processing and standards for new connection ports including USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 for data transmissions.

After keynote speeches and forum discussions in the first day, MIDs and mobile-related topics will be discussed at the next day of 2008 Intel Developer Forum Taiwan.

Day 1 Highlights


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September 2, 2008

Intel acquires mobile linux developer

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tux, the Linux mascot Image:  Larry Ewing, Simon Budig and Anja Gerwinski.

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The UK based mobile linux developers OpenedHand have announced that they have been aquired by the Intel Corporation, merging the linux company with the Intel Open Source Technology Center.

“We are pleased to announce that OpenedHand Ltd has been acquired by Intel Corporation,” said OpenedHand in a statement it released on the acquisition. “The OpenedHand team will join the Intel Open Source Technology Center and will focus on the development of the Moblin Software Platform, the optimized software stack for Intel Atom processors.”

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The statement continued by stating that “Intel will continue supporting open source projects currently led by OpenedHand staff such as Clutter and Matchbox projects, and in most cases, will accelerate these projects as they become an integral part of Moblin.”

Rob Bamforth, an analyst for Quocirca said that this move showed the importance of Linux on mobile devices. He said that “we saw it [large companies purchasing mobile linux development companies] earlier this year with Nokia buying Trolltech, it’s a sign that the mobile space is not as clear cut as the something like the PC one.” He continue by stating that in the PC market “you have a market dominated by PCs with Macs for some specialist users, but mobiles are not like that – there’s a diverse range of products, and, if anything, it’s becoming more diverse.”

Openedhand has previously sold it’s products to companies such as One Laptop Per Child, iRex, Openmoko, ST Microelectronics, Access Co., Vernier and Nokia.


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Intel acquires mobile Linux developer, OpenedHand

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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The United Kingdom-based mobile Linux developers OpenedHand have announced that they have been acquired by the Intel Corporation, merging the Linux company with the Intel Open Source Technology Center.

“We are pleased to announce that OpenedHand Ltd has been acquired by Intel Corporation,” said OpenedHand in a statement it released on the acquisition. “The OpenedHand team will join the Intel Open Source Technology Center and will focus on the development of the Moblin Software Platform, the optimized software stack for Intel Atom processors.”

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The statement continued by stating that “Intel will continue supporting open source projects currently led by OpenedHand staff such as Clutter and Matchbox projects, and in most cases, will accelerate these projects as they become an integral part of Moblin.”

Rob Bamforth, an analyst for Quocirca, said that this move showed the importance of Linux on mobile devices. He said that “we saw it [large companies purchasing mobile Linux development companies] earlier this year with Nokia buying Trolltech, it’s a sign that the mobile space is not as clear cut as the something like the PC one.” He continued by stating that in the PC market “you have a market dominated by PCs with Macs for some specialist users, but mobiles are not like that – there’s a diverse range of products, and, if anything, it’s becoming more diverse.”

OpenedHand has previously sold its products to companies such as One Laptop Per Child, iRex, Openmoko, ST Microelectronics, Access Co., Vernier and Nokia.



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July 16, 2008

Intel launches Centrino 2 aiming for performance and mobility

Intel launches Centrino 2 aiming for performance and mobility

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Intel Centrino 2 Launch in Taiwan.
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After the launch of Intel Atom for low-price PCs during the 2008 COMPUTEX Taipei, Intel globally unveiled the Centrino 2 Processor Technology (formerly codenamed “Montevina”) products for laptops yesterday July 15.

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This Centrino 2 continues support for features on the earlier-released 45 nanometer (45nm) “Penryn” processor, and implements enhanced security and management features to the Vpro version. “HD-to-Go” for mobile entertainment and “802.11n” for wireless networking were embedded into this new processor technology. Due to the difference on networking infrastructure in several nations, the WiMAX feature will be added in Europe and North America before this December.

According to Intel Corp., wireless network transmission with 802.11 draft-N feature will be up to 450 Mbps, it delivered five times the speed and twice the range of older 802.11a/g technology in this processor technology. In addition, Intel Centrino 2 also provided the horsepower and battery life for mobile entertainment and mobile business.

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June 24, 2008

Microchip stellars battle for USB 3.0 standards

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A USB line.Image: Inductiveload.

A USB line.
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Even though the USB 3.0 standard, with transmission speeds nearing 5GB/s, has not yet matured and is not expected until 2009 or 2010, technology leaders Intel, AMD, and nVidia are battling to take the lead on the USB 3.0 specifications.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) was founded in 1995 by Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NEC, and NXP Semiconductors. These companies are also promoting the new standard of USB 3.0.

But AMD, nVidia, and VIA Technologies have jointly made an attempt to develop another “USB 3.0” standard to compete with Intel. The opportunity arose because Intel has yet to release their standard for USB 3.0.

“If the USB 3.0 have two different standards in the future, the consumer will be the greatest loser in this ‘standard’ battle. As of this issue, we [the Federal Trade Commission] decided to investigate Intel on monopolizing the specification of USB 3.0 and hope this conflict can be smoothly solved.” said the Federal Trade Commission in a statement.

Nick Knupffer, a spokesperson for Intel, claimed that Intel will release related technical specifications on USB 3.0 for the Information Technology industry to prevent unnecessary conflicts on standards and specifications.


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Technology giants battle for USB 3.0 standards

Technology giants battle for USB 3.0 standards

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A USB cable with male type “A” connector.
Image: Inductiveload.

Even though the USB 3.0 standard, with transmission speeds nearing 5Gbit/s (600MB/s), has not yet matured and is not expected until 2009 or 2010, technology leaders Intel, AMD, and nVidia are battling to take the lead on the USB 3.0 specifications.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) was founded in 1995 by Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, NEC, and NXP Semiconductors. These companies are also promoting the new standard of USB 3.0.

But AMD, nVidia, and VIA Technologies have jointly made an attempt to develop another “USB 3.0” standard to compete with Intel. The opportunity arose because Intel has yet to release their standard for USB 3.0.

“If the USB 3.0 have two different standards in the future, the consumer will be the greatest loser in this ‘standard’ battle. As of this issue, we [the Federal Trade Commission] decided to investigate Intel on monopolizing the specification of USB 3.0 and hope this conflict can be smoothly solved.” said the Federal Trade Commission in a statement.

Nick Knupffer, a spokesperson for Intel, claimed that Intel will release related technical specifications on USB 3.0 for the Information Technology industry to prevent unnecessary conflicts on standards and specifications.



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June 19, 2008

Technology innovations unveiled on Research at Intel Day 2008

Technology innovations unveiled on Research at Intel Day 2008

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Intel also showcased Vpro technology at Microsoft TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Florida in the same day.
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The “2008 Research @ Intel Day” showcased conceptual innovations in the fields of visual computing, wireless, health care, environment, and life sciences.

Last Wednesday, Intel said it is investing some of its $6 billion research budget in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Technology related to mobile computing, green technology, WiMAX and wireless networking, solutions for healthcare with SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS technology, an intelligent identification robot named “BarKeep”, and Platform Power Management, were showcased there.

In the keynote address, Justin Rattner, Intel Senior Fellow and Corporate Vice President and director of Intel’s Corporate Technology Group, introduced the history of microprocessors and said: “Parallel Computing will be a critical factor on programming for the best experience to users.”



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June 2, 2008

2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei to showcase the solutions of WiMAX

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The “WiMAX Demo Bus” Launch Ceremony during the Pre-Exhibition Press Conference.
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Leading up to the 2008 COMPUTEX show, the “2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei” is being held. Co-organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the Industrial Development Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), M-Taiwan Office, and WiMAX Forum, the expo will be held in Taipei Show Hall two. It is planned to run for five consecutive days commencing on June 2. In addition, the 2008 WiMAX Forum Operator Summit will be also held at Far Eastern Plaza Hotel on June 2 & 3.

According to the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), there will be sixty networking companies and manufacturers participating in this show. Their aim, to demonstrate the telecommunications technology in Taiwan. About seventy world-class operators from the networking industry will be invited to join the Forum Summit.

2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei to showcase the solutions of WiMAX
‘WiMAX’, the 4th-generation networking technology, showed several advantages as a ‘MUST’-have trend, ‘M’ for mobility, ‘U’ for ultra-lows, ‘S’ for smart [or intelligent], ‘T’, not only for thin [or mini] but also for Taiwan because the WiMAX infrastructure in Taiwan leveled up the ICT industry. If the WiMAX become popular in Taiwan, its industrial applications and solutions will be more valuable after several required testings and evaluations.
2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei to showcase the solutions of WiMAX

—John Hsuan, Vice Chairman and CEO of United Microelectronics Corporation

Following the Ministry of Economic Affairs signing an extended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Intel on April 21, both will work together to promote the WiMAX industry in Taiwan. Intel, participating in both COMPUTEX and the WiMAX expo has a number of WiMAX Segways to demonstrate the technology. Their involvement will also include acting as hosts for the 2008 e21FORUM where Mobile Web 2.0 will be discussed.

A bus promoting the WiMAX expo will also be in service with Far EasTone Telecommunications and First International Telecom doing live demonstrations of their enterprise offerings.

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